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. >> the bottom line is this, people, we got a lot of work to do. >> president obama takes the stage. how will congress respond? >> washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've had enough of it. >> plus -- >> please remove that woman. >> -- drone war drama. a new civil war in the gop. ♪ california >> and when have you heard presidential prospects talk like this? >> they were probably more insightful. >> i'm probably the healthiest fat guy you've seen in your life. >> we take on all the week's politics right now. >>> hello again. here in the northeast, we are still digging out from that massive blizzard. new york, spared the worst. more than three feet in parts of connecticut and massachusetts. 40 million people affected. over 350,000 homes without power. abc news will keep an eye on that all day long, and right here we're grateful that everyone on the powerhouse roundtable able to make it in. planes, trains and aubs through the storm. we have a packed week of politics around the table. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl, republican strategist nicolle wallace,
obama deputy campaing manager stephanie cutter, both white house veterans and from the congress representative tom cole and keith ellison, democrat of minnesota. let's get right to you, jon karl. you've been digging into the white house. what are their plans for the state of the union? >> the white house, the president wants to see this, the headline coming out of the speech as it was about jobs and the economy. that's going to be the focus here. they're a little stung by some of the criticism of the inaugural for not focusing on jobs. >> of course. >> they would argue it's not fair, but that's -- so this is going to have new initiatives on infrastructure, on education, on clean energy, and it's going to be all about the middle class expanding the middle class and a big warning on this, the automatic spending cuts that are scheduled to go in effect on march 1st. >> i do want to talk about that. that sequester across-the-board spending cuts. how about the tone? one of the things we've seen from the president since his re-election since is fairly confrontational across the board.
on the sequester? the very first paragraph of the analysis reading, president barack obama's state-by-state breakdown of the sequester, and you get dire message. if you had read it. this guy is going to fall on march 1st. but a closer reading of the detailed report shows that some of this curious stuff is going to happen in slow-motion if it happens all. all this on the heels of the skating weekend op-ed by washington post veteran bob woodward who blasted the president for 11 the sequester a congress. claiming to senior white house aides told him that it was the brainchild of the ministration. meanwhile poking an enormous hole in that transparency claim. listen to him explain how he was told to hide certain information from the press and the public while serving at the pleasure of president obama. >> when i went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they tell me was, you're not even to a knowledge that drone program. you're not to discuss the existence of it. our denial of the existence of the program when is obviously happening undermines people'
four the white house says president obama will visit israel, the west bank and jordan this spring marking first trip to israel as president. number three the woman in arizona who admitted in court that she killed her ex told a jury about other relationships that had gone sorrow. number the two fbi has released pictures of the scene where eaghtsz eebleg rescued. newly discovered justice department memo makes a legal case for droning american citizens overseas without charging them with a crime. and that's "the fox report's" top five. >> and on this day in 19, the mayors of rome and cart thage, to your knowledge signed a peace treaty end ago war after more than 2100 years. beef began between the wars roman republic and north african empire. by many accounts at the time it may well have been the largest conflict the world had ever seen. it perhaps is best known for the famous military commander hand bell's attempt to ride elephants over the alps and conquer italy. the romans got the last laugh. they invaded cart thage, burned it down. covered the land in salt so no crops could grow.
or hideaway, to seize, withdraw or to hold but if you can believe president obama it might just be the worst word in our political lexicon today. >> obama: that's a pretty bad name sequester. but the effects are even worse than the name. >> john: according to the white house the effects of the $85 billion in budget cuts that kick in friday, the sequester could cost 3/4 of a million jobs over the next year alone you why for starters. design a series of across-the-board cuts, it will hack $43 billion from military spending $26 billion from programs like health education and hurricane sandy relief, another $11 billion from mandatory spending including 2% cuts on medicare providers and plans. these cuts we're talking about won't be devastating for some programs and our bloated military with more than the 13 nations combined maybe could be able to handle a trim. but many people who are already struggling will have to struggle more if this sequester takes place. two quick examples. checks for some two million long-term unemployed americans will drop by 11%. food aid for some 600,000 low-income wom
of the day. president obama is back at the white house and he will be back at work in just a couple of hours together with all members of the white house press corps back from florida the white house, meanwhile has released its own outline for comprehensive immigration reform. and on the gun safety front "the new york times" reporting there is growing bipartisan support in congress both for legislation to tighten up the background checks so that they apply in all cases and also for a ban on high-capacity magazines. how about it? lots going on. we'll get into all of that. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. a little bit more on the president's schedule today. this is brand new coming from the white house this morning. president obama will address the nation to take action on avoiding those automatic budget cuts scheduled to hit next friday. president obama will be joined by emergency responders during his speech. the white house says these are the kinds of working americans whose
chancellor michelle re, what she would lake to see president obama do to reform the country's schools, meethepressnbc.com. that's all for today. we will be back next week and happy birthday to our executive producer, falls on a sunday, betsy fisher. if it's sunday it's "meet the press." >>> good sunday. i'm craig melvin. the latest week in washington is from 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> the president torpedoing his plan. >> the only way to get something done is with with a bipartisan agreement. >> i believe we are making progress on a bipartisan basis. i believe we can come up with a product. >> i hope that -- >> just a few months after the post election high anointing immigration reform as the next big issue, what is going to get done? we will talk about that plus two veterans of capitol hill may be about to change their tune on the president's pick to head up the pentagon. we will talk to bob carey about what all of that means. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight throughout this country as americans for our freedom. >> the gun rights groups say they are working to protect the
the justices to overturn prop 8. president obama reiterated his support for days by and lesbians to have the same protections under the law last month. and they hoped the president's brief would help overturn prop 8 and make it unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage in the future. the government did file a brief last week saying section three of bow ma was unconstitutional. and today is the last day of work for pope benedict. the has pledged quote unconditional reverence and oh beadance. he gave an unexpected speech today, in which he encouraged the cardinals to work together harmoniously. the cardinals will meet monday. the pope leaves the palace for the last time as pope at 5:00 tonight at 8:00 pm he is officially retired. we'll be back after the break. you're going to want to stay with us. it's a pretty, little town, with an ugly reputation. >> you just google harrison, what will come up is the klan. i'm all for that. >> the kkk doesn't speak for us at all. it speaks against god. (vo) which side will win the soul of harrison? >> we're never gonna move. they think t
start with developing news in florida where the white house confirmed that president obama teed off with golfing great tiger woods today. woods lives about an hour and a half from where president obama is vacationing. they will be on the course for several more hours of course. joining us on the course is tim rosaforte. you are at the resort with the president. what more can you tell us? >> the floridaen golf and react club in palm city, florida is where they played their round of golf. the president is visiting here through some friends of his in houston. he was introduced to the golf course and as a result of that has decided to take a golf buddies trip more than anything else. he took lessons from butch harmon and his son, claude. they have been talking about playing their first round of golf. it was supposed to happen at the medalist about 30 minutes away. because of the weather and the security and everything they decided to do it here. and so at about 11:00 today they went off the first tee for their first round of golf. this is not the first time they have been together. they
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
are now call ing obama-quester is next. >>> bill clinton gets frank with the democratic party about 2014 expectations and going on fox news to reveal just how scared ashley judd really makes him. rove versus judd continues, that's coming up. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >>> put away -- it's time for your doomsday sequester. or as john mccain likes to tweet it, #obamaquester. >> both sides are digging in for the next washington crisis. >> it is still the economy. >> doomsday machine. >> 85 billion in cuts. >> what's getting cut? the pentagon. >> we're only a few weeks away fr
. they'll only cross one of them. what republicans are now call ing obama-quester is next. >>> bill clinton gets frank with the democratic party about 2014 expectations and going on fox news to reveal just how scared ashley judd really makes him. rove versus judd continues, that's coming up. >>> the state of our union is -- ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer sweeper's electrostatic dry cloths attract and lock dirt, dust, and hair on contact to clean 50% more than a broom. it's a difference you can feel. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer wet and dry refills are available with the fresh scent of gain. get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensure that you are more comfortable and connected than ever. we are becoming a new american. >>> put away -- it's time for your doomsday sequester. or as john mccain likes to tweet it, #obamaquester. >> both sides are digging in for the next washington crisis. >> it is still the econo
. president obama's state of the union address is just a week from today and the president is flooding the zone. worried the federal budget could dominate and limit his agenda this year. he's pushing other issues. he's talking guns one day, immigration the next. making sure he's not drawn into a standoff with republicans over the economy which would quickly come to define his second term. today, he makes the case on immigration to business leaders, including ceos like steve case and monica lozano from his now disbanded jobs council and chief executives of coca-cola and yahoo!. he also meets with labor and progressive leaders. the meetings will focus on how immigration reform fits into his broader economic agenda. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday brought that message to border security operations near san diego. >> our immigration system has been broken for far too long. time to fix it has come. time is of the essence. i believe the border is secure. i believe the border is a safe border. that's not to say that everything is 100%. >> today napolitano will visit
and president obama releasing some records is a positive first step. but there's going to be a president after president obama. and who knows how that leader will handle these serious matters. there must be consistency from one administration to the next. even though i trust president obama. if we set a president now, are we going to live with that if the next president is someone we don't agree with? no matter the politics, that's the question we should think about. policy should be around the precedent we set. no president should be able to go unchecked. i was opposed to it under bush. i'm opposed to it now. i'm afraid for the future. we must watch this carefully. i'm a.m. sharpton, thanks for watching. "hardball" starts right now. >> defending the drones, let's play "hardball" ♪ >>> good evening. i'm michael smerconish in for chris matthews. secrets and spies. the man who is at the center of the national debate over the targeted killing of americans overseas has been in the hot seat on capitol hill. among other things, john brennan coordinates the kill list, and so his confirmation hearin
. more people will blame the republicans in congress. 31% say it will be president obama's fault. 49% say it will be the republican leader's fault. conservatives are trying to do what john boehner is trying to do find a way out. >> karl rove writes my own recommendation should pass a continuing resolution for the balance at the fiscal year dictated at the sequester granting the branch the fle flexibility to more important ones and al exwagner i think that sort of kind of brilliant. because that would make every cut an obama cut. >> this has become the blame game. the only sort of position the republicans have right now is it was bam's idea so he needs to solve it. no matter that they passed the package. >> we should forget that. >> honestly lawrence i can't believe they are still doubling down on this tax piece. they are still obsessed. it looked at income disparity in this country. the top 0.1% of this country made an average of $20 million and you are still trying to sell to the american public that what the wealthy need is protection on income. it is crazy. >> and the wall street journ
of it. i hear often from radio listeners who sense a hypocrisy in that they see the obama administration being critical of harsh interrogation methods but going along with the drone program. is there some inherent hypocrisy in that? >> well, there was an interesting statistic in the first year of the obama administration. i think -- or perhaps over the first couple of years in the administration. he authorized more drone strikes and more people were killed in drone strikes that he authorized than the total number of people that had before passed through guantanamo bay. that crystallizes that hypocrisy people talk about. >> you could also argue that we know drone strikes work. you know, the jury still seems like it's out with regard to harsh interrogation methods, but drone strikes work. >> in terms of the morality, you know, if you determine that there are threats out there, there are bad guys that you need to take off the battlefield but you can't go there, you can't go to pakistan, you can't go to certain places, then what alternative do you have if you can't capture them? in other wor
? when hagel stumbled on iran saying the obama administration supports containment and calling iran an elected legitimate government. >> i've just been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. if i said that, i meant to say that i obviously -- his position on containment, we don't have a position on containment. >> just to make sure your correction is clear, we do have a position on containment, which is that we do not favor containment. >> yet another example of a democratic senator having to correct chuck hagel. two topics dominated the hearing, one was iran and the other was something that members of the senate almost obsessively could not stop talking about. >> israel. >> of israel. >> israel. >> on israel. >> israel. >> israel. >> israel. >> israel. >> supporting of israel. >> israel. pro-israel. >> hagel repeatedly proclaimed support for israel, but at times even democrats wanted more reassurance. though hagel did prep sessions in advance, he appeared unprepared for questions that we all knew were coming. he was manhandled by
like mr. conyers has take and page from the obama playbook because over the last four years we have seen the president master the art of dictating which words, which phrases we can and can mott use. for example remember the war on terror is now an overseas contingency operation. terrorist attacks are now man caused disasters and saying islamic radicalism is off limits because it might hurt somebody's little feelings. i may be old fashioned but i believe in call things what they are. a terrorist is a terrorist and someone who enters the country in an unlawful manner is an illegal immigrant. instead of giving us the vocabulary lessons maybe congressman conyers should be protecting the borders and making that his top priority. after all, american lives are at risk. that is all the time we have left this evening. as always thank you for being with us. let not your heart be troubled. greta is next to go on the record. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> greta: tonight the white house under fire. a secret government memo leaked assertin
, you know there is that lacking as critics are pointing out under the obama administration when it comes to drone strikes, jeff toobin, if this were to be a george w. bush administration or republican administration, would the reaction be different? >> think about how outraged democrats have been for years about guantanamo, the treatment of the detainees there, the fact they have been kept there at all, torture, of course, as you mentioned. this is life and death. forget keeping you in a nasty cell in guantanamo. this is killing people intentionally and the obama administration thinks that's just fine under these circumstances. the same people who were so mad about what president bush was doing. >> this is not going anywhere. jeff toobin, thank you. tom juneau, thank you, both, very much. >> thanks for having me. >>> and this one today, olympic skier lindsey vonn took a frightening tumble in this championship race in europe. and then she caught a ride, look at this, from a helicopter. talk about dramatic. here she goes to safety. lindsey vonn, the face of women's skiing, danglin
ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. leaders on both sides weighing in including president obama and governor rick perry of texas. >> scouting is about teaching kids substantial amount of life lessons, sexuality is not one of them, never has been, doesn't need to be. >> the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exbodying them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. and nobody should be barred from that. >> casey wian is live where the meeting is being held. if this ban is being lifted, what will that mean? >> reporter: well, what it's likely to mean is activists on both sides of the issue are going to be upset. what the boy scouts are proposing is leaving the issue of homosexuals in the scouts in both troops and among scout masters up to local troops. it's a compromise that both sides are dissatisfied with. leaders of religious organizations that sponsor about a million boy scouts and activists pressuring the boy scouts of america to end its ban on openly gay scouts and scout masters can break on one thing.
. >> every month under president obama kind of feels the same. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. >> highway unemployment. rising prices and more debt for kids and grand kids. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. of course, we can't. and, of course, there aren't any cuts apart from dod. apart from the defense budget there haven't been any cuts. >> in the united states what has always been the source of prosperity. doesn't matter what has always been. because today the source of prosperity is the government, santa claus. >> north korean leaders released quite a video. scenes of destruction and north korean domination set to the tune of "we are the world." >> greta: all that and more in minutes. first a secret justice department memo claiming it is legal for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens abroad if an informed high level u.s. official believes they are senior al-qaeda leaders or engaged in operations aimed at killing americans. the memo leaves out a three part test. the suspect must be imminent threat. capture the target must be infeasibl
will be able to, i do. >> let's talk about president obama, heading to maryland for a strategy session. he hopes to enlist their help in pushing his second-term agenda tackling immigration reform and gun control. meanwhile, the white house says that the president will visit israel and visit west bank and israel. he visited as a presidential candidate, but has not been back since president. >>> a scare in central park. two tourists had to be rescued after they ignored thin ice signs and tried to walk on a frozen pond. such a bad idea. they fell through. fire crews extended rescue ladders and one went in with a wet suit. >>> parts of the northeast may get a blast of blistering cold. indra peterson joins us now to explain. cold and snow, indra. >> a potential nor'easter developing. in atlanta, looking at delays due to low visibility. a quarter mile or less. actually about a tenth of a mile. we're watching some delays in an hour out toward raleigh. this is what we're watching. a low down near the south. and another low down near canada. could merge. potentially good snowmaker here by the end o
and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday toured border security operations in san diego. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: a key piece of the president's plan for immigration reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons
many i doing? the campaign. he was so controversial. and then, of course, when barack obama was running, he was very not just controversial, but he went over, some said, over the edge and became really alienated from a lot of the leaders. there's no denying the force that he was in new york city. and the remarkable character that he was. >> absolutely. >> all those years. >> he was, donny, the face of new york for so long. >> he is. i grew up in the city. and i love him. and i actually think his way was an early, early precursor to probably the most, if not hillary clinton, loved politician today, chris christie, straight talking, who he is, the embodiment of a region, unapologetically, and obviously stylistically very different but kind of built from the same mold. he was one of the greatest. >> he was another of the generation of these guys, these leaders, that we're losing now to who served in world war ii, was drafted in 1943, landed on a beach in france in 1944, you know, by the time he was 20 something years old and then went on to do all these great things. and he was still, unti
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